Wyatt - Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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Date Listed: 02/03/2017
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Organization Name: Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Wyatt

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 02/03/2017
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Semi-erect
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount None
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Protective/Territorial
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Timid
  • Skittish
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Big and beautiful describes Wyatt perfectly! His sweet mom was a pregnant stray that we rescued in Dallas just prior to having her last litter of puppies. Wyatt was one of her little beauties born in foster care on April 8th, 2013. He’s not so little anymore, weighing in at 75 pounds. Wyatt is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix with floppy ears, soulful eyes and a beautiful brown brindle and white coat. Wyatt fortunately never had to live on the streets as a stray, but sadly he has waited a very long time for that perfect person to adopt him. He is a shy and fearful boy in new or unknown situations, but extremely happy and fun-loving in his comfort zone. If he gets scared or feels threatened, he generally runs away from the cause of it. He needs very slow and calm introductions to new people and other dogs, but once he befriends you, you’re in for lots of good Wyatt love. One of his best buddies says that every time he sees Wyatt, he gets loads of doggy kisses, cuddles and Wyatt wants to lay with him with their faces touching. This pup can show some deep love to his close friends. Wyatt’s foster mom has had him for a little over a year and loves him dearly, but she knows that he could be happier in a home with less action. He would benefit from a calm, stress-free environment where he doesn’t need to be a social butterfly or expected to visit dog parks. He’d be happy as a homebody, watching movies on the couch and be the King of his own backyard. Wyatt often sits on the couch with back end on the seat and his front feet on the floor. It’s quite the silly sight! An experienced dog owner with lots of patience and compassion is what Wyatt needs, but also someone that doesn’t have a constant flow of new people in their home. He enjoys the company of some dogs, but dogs with very high energy or reactive personalities are not for him. He prefers to have a couple of very close, trusted human friends in his life. Wyatt has not spent any time around children, but we feel they may be a bit much for him. He enjoys lots of activities like playing in his kiddie pool, carrying around all types of dog toys and running figure eights in the yard. Watching Wyatt run and play ball with friends is such a treat, especially the giant smile that covers his face. Wyatt is a fantastic leash walker and will stay right alongside of his person if it’s a quiet area without a lot of people but tries very hard to avoid anyone in his path. Wyatt is house, leash and crate trained perfectly. He also is well trained with all of his basic commands and listens well. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This happy, healthy boy is ready for his forever family! He is dreaming of his future owners, so if you think you are his dream come true and would like to meet him today, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. Adoption appliations can be submitted for him at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/. Wyatt’s adoption fee is $200.

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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Max

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). This handsome, red, white and freckled Labrador/Heeler mix is Max. His number one goal is to give the best hugs ever and give them constantly! He is ready to join his new family and share all of this love with them. Max is estimated at 3 years old and he weighs 45 pounds. He is a sweet, affectionate and gentle doggy. Max recently joined a foster home and is super social with all new people and dogs that he’s met. He can be a little shy at first, but warms up and bonds to his new friends very quickly. He’s incredibly loyal, trusting and just wants what every dog deserves…a safe, happy home and loving family. His favorite thing to do is to walk his human foster brother to school in the mornings along with his whole foster family. He also very much enjoys snuggling with his foster mom, playing doggy games in the yard with his buddies and chewing on all of his toys. Scratches behind his soft, floppy ears are high on that list too. He has already learned “Sit” and he’s very motivated to learn more commands and maybe some tricks down the road. Max is and will be a great and very loyal companion for a new family. This charming boy likely had a rough start to his life, but we know that once adopted, he will give his all to his forever family as he is giving to his fosters. He gets along great with dogs of all ages and he needs a playful, friendly dog in his life to be the happiest he possibly can be. He is amazing with children and gets walked regularly by the 6 year old in the family. He has been tested with cats and passed that too. He is fully house trained, is quiet and fine in his crate and well behaved while walking on his leash. Max is neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. Max would love to be a family’s sidekick in all of their adventures, ball practice, camping, movie nights and also lazy days at home snuggling. He’s just a great dog all around, so if an amazing dog is on your wish list, look no further. We’d love to introduce you to this handsome fella. Please email us at placement@duckteam6.org for more information or fill out the adoption application http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Jessie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Jessie! You can learn so much about her by watching her short video here: https://youtu.be/MchrqKYO_Io This beautiful Labrador mix is 5 years old and is 60 pounds. She’s currently living in a foster home with her trainer and doing exceptionally well. She is a very shy dog at first, but once she feels comfortable in her new digs, she is amazing as the video shows. She’s made her way into many hearts since her rescue and we are so hopeful that she will find her way into one last heart that is open to helping a shy girl come out of her shell. New people, new dogs, new surroundings and sounds can all make Jessie nervous at first, but she’s gaining confidence and is learning how to handle situations that are unfamiliar. Her trainer fully intends on being a valuable resource for Jessie’s adopter to ensure that her transition into her new family is 100% successful. Jessie is ready to give her affection to a new owner. She would thrive in a patient, loving family that has a relaxed environment, a fairly consistent schedule, a yard to play in, a larger dog that is well socialized and has good energy. Jessie wouldn’t be a good fit for a family with small children or small, hyper dogs. Her trainer shows her a calm presence in every situation he takes her through and she’s learning quickly to follow his lead and not be anxious. She gives kisses to her trainer and puts her head in his lap to show him affection. She also likes to roll over on her back for belly rub. Routine is important for Jessie as it helps her to feel relaxed about her day because she knows what is coming. Repetition helps her become comfortable as well, so her new owner should be a patient person, willing to devote some extra time and love to her. She is well worth the time and energy! Jessie is such a great dog and so deserving of a loving family. We couldn’t be happier to see her amazing progress and have the opportunity to watch her grow as a family pet in the near future. This girl has the ability to make you feel loved each and every day with her sweet spirit and loyalty. She grows on people very quickly. She might have a couple of quirks to continue working through, but that gives her character and reminds us that she has a remarkable rescue story. Jessie is fully house, leash and kennel trained. She’s very well behaved and determined to overcome her anxiety as she settles into her new life. Jessie is perfectly content with spending time in her kennel if needed and loves to chew on bones and toys while in it, but she seems to feel trapped with strangers coming directly up to her kennel, so her training is focused on that currently. Her favorite part of the day is just relaxing in the house with her trainer and doggy friends and enjoying their company. If you want an amazing sidekick for many years to come and have a special place in your heart for Jessie, we would love to introduce her to you. She is available for adoption and will bring loads of joy to her new family. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. If you have additional questions, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org or to fill out the adoption application, visit http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application.
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    • Plott Hound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Junior

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      Breed: Plott Hound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Plott Hound / Mixed (short coat). Meet Junior! Looking for a new member for your pack? Junior, is a 9 month old beautiful brindled pup. Junior loves to play! He enjoys running around the yard, rolling around in the dirt and playing with toys. He loves toys! His favorites are plush toys and a cow femur keeps him busy while his foster parents are away. Junior gets along great with other dogs, especially bigger dogs, and is known to cuddle and play with his furry friends. Junior had a rough life before he was taken in by Duck Team 6 and for this reason, he is still rather skittish with new people, places and activities. He is still jumpy when approached and his reaction is to run to hide. He was born on the streets and was most likely hit by a car, fracturing his left front leg. He had surgery and his leg is completely healed and he uses it normally. Junior loves to wrestle with his foster brother. He has a lot of playful energy so his ideal family will provide him with walks and daily play sessions. When playtime is over and Junior is tired, he really likes to lounge on his bed. Junior would be best in a home with another dog. He needs another well-balanced, dog to continue teaching him the ropes on what it means to live in a house and have regular meals. He is working on leash training and still needs help learning which items are his toys to chew on and which items are not toys. He also will take a lot longer to adjust into a new family than a dog that hasn’t had such a challenging start to life. A VERY patient, understanding and compassionate family is required to make this pup feel safe and to help him continue to gain some much needed trust and confidence. He is crate trained, house trained and ready for his forever home! Junior is definitely in need of more training and needs a stable, dog savvy family willing to work with him on a daily basis. If you are that family and have a huge heart for a needy boy, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. We will connect you directly with his foster mom and set up a visit so you can meet him and determine if he has a special place in your heart and home.
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